Male Cabinet Makers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.54 per hour in the United States. Cash earnings for Cabinet Makers — including $4K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $25K to $59K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately two in five, and nearly one-fifth earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,238 - $62,818
$24K
$41K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,346
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$11.60 - $25.44
$12
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$25
MEDIAN: $17.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,238 - $62,818  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $8,940  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,698 - $59,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $25.44  
   
Overtime
$17.59 - $37.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$102.13 - $4,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$755 - $8,940  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,698 - $59,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 594

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Job Description for Cabinet Maker

Cabinet makers work with a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, and steel. They work in both residential and commercial settings to build and install cabinetry and storage sections. In some situations, cabinet makers are also designers; in others, they are simply required to be able to read and follow blueprints and implement the vision of a designer or architect.

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Cabinet Maker Tasks

  • Build cabinets with the aid of blueprints, specifications, and part calculations.
  • Prepare cost and time estimates in addition to conserving use of equipment and supplies.
  • Trim and verify dimensions before fastening and adhering components; sanding, staining, sealing and painting surfaces; and adding hardware.
  • Cut and shape selected wood by operating power saws, planers, sanders, jointers, routers, and nailers.

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Cabinet Makers may progress into high-paying roles like Construction Project Manager, where median compensation is $70K annually. A Bench Carpenter Cabinetmaker or a Cabinetmaker Foreman is a typical transition from a Cabinet Maker role.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Maker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Cabinet Makers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Cabinet Makers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $45K.

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Key Stats for Cabinet Maker

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Cabinet Maker Salaries



National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Cabinet Maker Salaries

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 55%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 10%

foreman
up arrow 9%



CNC/NC
0%

National Average
$38,000

Cabinet Maker
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 2%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 7%

Blueprints
up arrow 15%

Assembler
up arrow 23%

Painting
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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